Glamorgan produced a battling final day performance to draw their County Championship match against Sussex while elsewhere, Kent and Worcestershire produced stirring comebacks on a day where bat generally dominated ball.
Warwickshire completed victory over Surrey in three days in Guildford, riding on a five-wicket haul from Jeetan Patel, while there was plenty of action and excitement elsehwere in the County Championship, including some big runs scored by Sussex pair Luke Wells and Ben Brown.
Northamptonshire have replaced Birmingham Bears at the top of the North Group of the NatWest T20 Blast while a win for Gloucestershire has put them second in the South Group thanks to wins over Leicestershire and Sussex respectively.
A final day badly affected by rain to the extent that only 35 overs were possible saw the game between Sussex and Northants peter out to a draw but Essex went on to register a convincing win over Surrey in the Natwest T20 Blast.
Surrey completed a comprehensive victory over Nottinghamshire as more dry weather around led to plenty of County Championship drama, including an exciting finish to the match between Essex and Leicestershire.
Bangladesh pace bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman is expected to take a month to fully recover from the hamstring and ankle injuries which he picked up during his stint in the 2016 Indian Premier League.
There were Royal London One-Day Cup wins for Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Yorkshire as teams managed to complete their matches despite the bad weather hitting most of England and Wales.